TWO FLOORS IN THE OLD BANKfeature tantalizing exhibits that tell Central Oregon history in detail …
THE HISTORY CENTER OPENED IN 2012… and houses the museum’s research library, community room and new exhibits.
NEW EXHIBITS REVEAL A RICH HISTORYWind your way through exhibits, discover how Crook County has changed …
LIVING TRADITIONS traces native peoples …… that have shared the history of Crook County.
Welcome to Bowman Museum
We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.
We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.
Launched in 1971 through the generosity of the Bowman family and newly expanded through the contributions of hundreds of community members and supporters in 2012, A.R. Bowman Museum serves more than 10,000 students, scholars and visitors each year.
PLEASE NOTE: Our website is undergoing updates and our pages may look a little strange for a few days. Thank you for your patience!
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246 North Main Street,
Prineville, Oregon 97754
Tues. – Fri.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 11 – 4 p.m.
(Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
Mon. – Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed major holidays & January
Research Library Hours
Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Special hours by appointment
Staff Contact: (click to email)
Gordon Gillespie, Museum Director
Steve Lent, Museum Historian
Sarah Baylinson, Collections Manager
Eloise Brummer, Collections Assistant & General Info
Leslie O’Neil, Saturday Attendant